top Toshiba Pursues Copyright Claim Against Laptop Manual Site
A great way to Spur sales of your new products, what are they thinking.
I have a list of companies I do not knowingly buy from, it just grew by 1 today.
about a year and a half ago
top Ask Slashdot: How To Clean Up My Work Computer Before I Leave?
Short answer, no easy way to do what you suggest. Cleaning personal info from W7 is a manual job that takes time, and no way to guarantee you got it all.
Best advice is to use the restore partition (if it has one) or clean Install of W7 and then when it is done restoring or the clean install is done, overwrite all the free space on the drive with "Eraser 5.8.8", this guarantee's all info has been overwritten.
Posting your Make and exact Model may prompt us for more suggestions.
If re-installing is Not an option.
Back up data you want to save, then follow the exact order below.
1. Create a new admin user account.
2. Log into that new account and delete any other user accounts (do not delete the hidden admin or guest accounts)
3. Uninstall any software you don't want to pass on. then search the hard drive for those names of software and remove any folders left behind.
4. Delete any folders on the C drive that may have been created manually by the user.
5. Do a IE7-8 reset, then delete browsing history (select all the boxes)
6. Use index.dat suite to delete any
.dat files it finds,(requires selecting them to be deleted on a reboot) http://support.it-mate.co.uk/?mode=Products&p=index.datsuite
See this link for instructions using index.dat suite on Vista or W7
Or use a linux live disc to delete all the
7. At the command prompt type these 3 commands one at a time hitting enter each time, the erase tmp command may take time to complete.
8 . Empty the Recycle Bin
9 . Use eraser version 5.8.8 to erase the free space on the hard drive, install eraser, then right click on the C drive and select "erase unused space". (it may take quite some time if the hard drive is large)
top VISA, MasterCard Warn of 'Massive' Breach At Credit Card Processor
"There are some ideas so idiotic that only an intellectual could believe them" George Orwell
top 300k Organic Farmers To Sue Monsanto For Seed Patent Claims
I wouldn't mind GMO's if they did something useful like put Viagra in my corn or wheat grains.
top Why Fuel Efficiency Advances Haven't Translated To Better Gas Mileage
If the govt would get out of the petroleum regulating business and stop putting additives into gasoline we would get better fuel mileage, it all started with MTBE, now its Ethanol. When MTB came out in the US, my 82 VW Scirocco went from 42mpg to 32mpg on the first fill up of that shit gas.
Stop fucking with the fuel!
Make one grade of gasoline that gets the best fuel economy possible for most cars.
top What's Keeping You On XP?
Main reason is I paid for it and I don't like to give up on it, it serves my purpose on a few of my PC's and if I upgrade it makes it appear that I rented XP, and renting sucks for so many reasons.
top Hard Drive Makers Slash Warranties
Yes you can expect hard drives to become total crap, no incentive to release firmware updates either.
1 year is the lowest common denominator, expect their design and engineering to take the same route. No reason to make a better product now.
Seagate is known for making their warranty claim web page to become inoperable for days on end, making it impossible to file a warranty claim, hoping you will give up. Jerks!
top Microsoft Can Remotely Kill Purchased Apps
This really sucks, next MS will remove the win32 environment from Windows 9
top Ask Slashdot: Spoof an Email Bounce With Windows?
Mailwasher has that feature, plus a few more.
top Activists Seek Repeal of Ban On Incandescent Bulbs
What can I say, they are!
Lets dump untold amounts of mercury into our landfills, what idiots. I say ban any product with mercury,
top Retro Browser War: IE6 Vs. Netscape In 2011
Its light fast and does not display websites correctly, does not do HTTPS either, take a walk on the wild side with 2.0, makes for a good website text reader. ; -)
I tried it in Windows 7 the other week, 725kb of pure fun, what nostalgia!
top Microsoft Kills Office Anti-Piracy Program
Fantastic, one more activeX control I can delete from my PC.
top Software Piracy At the Workplace?
If you Dare
top Valuable Objects Stimulate Brain More Than Junk
"our brain has stronger reactions when we see a diamond ring than we look at junk."
I get off more at a computer swap meet looking at junk hardware than going to De Beers any day of the week, I guess it all depends on who they test.
top Why Use Virtual Memory In Modern Systems?
"two years in law enforcement.. You truly get to meet the scrapings of the gene pool that way "
Hey, they gave you a gun and ammo to narrow the gene pool, what happened?
top Duke Demands Proof of Infringement From RIAA
"why the hell didn't universities see the RIAA's challenges for what they were(bullshit) and begin to fight against the RIAA for their students much sooner?"
One word, FEAR
Seems to be in fashion these days, it even works on our Congress, Senate and the President(s).
You can sell anything with Fear.
Oh, I forgot the Fear cousin "Intimidation"